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The transformative potential of data and image analysis for eye care



The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Science+ meeting organised by Professor Emanuele Trucco, Professor Caroline MacEwen, Professor Paul Foster and Professor Tunde Peto

Data and image analysis for eye care, copyright: Brian A Jackson

A Science+ interdisciplinary meeting capturing scientific and translational needs and opportunities for eye care research within data and image analysis, including harnessing the potential of the eye as a source of biomarkers for systemic conditions. The meeting brings together scientists and clinicians, including those from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the College of Optometrists.

More information on the speakers and programme will be available soon. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place.

Poster session

There will be a poster session at 17:00 on Monday 23 April 2018. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (no more than 200 words and in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes Team no later than Monday 19 March 2018. Please note places are limited and posters are selected at the scientific organisers' discretion. Poster abstracts will only be considered if the presenter is registered to attend the meeting.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • Advanced registration essential 
  • Catering and accommodation available to purchase during registration

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

Schedule of talks

23 April


Session 1: Biology, clinical needs and perspectives

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09:00-09:05 Welcome from the Royal Society



Introduction to the event from lead organiser Professor Emanuele Trucco, University of Dundee

09:15-10:15 Gearing an entire country for Health Data Science

Professor Andrew Morris, UK Biomedical Informatics Research Institute, UK

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10:15-11:15 Retinal ganglion cell degeneration in glaucoma - Professor James Morgan


11:15-11:45 Tea break

11:45-12:45 From bench to clinical applications: opportunities in ophthalmic imaging from the lab to the individualised patient therapies - Professor Tunde Peto


12:45-13:30 Lunch


Session 2: Biomarkers and big data repositories

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13:30-14:30 The UK Biobank Eye & Vision Consortium as a model for synergy and collaboration in big data analysis - Professor Paul Foster


14:30-15:30 Non-invasive assessment of retinal structures and pathology

Dr Ruth Hogg, Queen’s University Belfast, UK


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15:30-16:00 Coffee

16:00-17:00 Facilitated open discussion

Michael Bowen, College of Optometrists, UK


Facilitated open discussion: imaging, data and vision- priorities for collaboration, research and eye health.

Led by Michael Bowen, College of Optometrists

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Poster session and drinks reception

24 April


Session 3: image and data analysis: experiences and potential

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09:00-10:00 AI in ocular imaging: a China and Singapore perspective

Professor Jimmy Liu Jiang, Cixi Institute of Biomedial Enginerring, Chinese Academy of Science, China

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10:00-11:00 The QUARTZ retinal image analysis system:quantifying the vasculature in the UK Biobank fundus camera images

Professor Sarah Barman, Kingston University, UK


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10:45-11:05 Tea break

11:05-11:45 Power and limits of automatic retinal image analysis: an image processing perspective - Professor Emanuele Trucco


11:45-12:30 Quantitative retinal biomarkers for diabetic retinopathy: the REVIEW experience

Professor Andrew Hunter, University of Lincoln, UK


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12:30-13:15 Lunch


Session 4: Data and image analytics: experiences, opportunities and challenges

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13:15-13:45 Deep learning in the retina

Dr Lilian Tang, University of Surrey, UK

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13:45-14:30 What can statistics do for the understanding of ophthalmic diseases? From measurement errors and bias to inference and risk estimation using complex data that contain images

Dr Gabriella Czanner, University of Liverpool, UK

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14:30-15:00 Mining large-scale sets of OCT images

15:00-15:20 Coffee break

15:20-16:30 Facilitated open discussion: Final focus

Michael Bowen, College of Optometrists, UK


Facilitated open discussion: Final focus - agreeing activities and actions to address key issues.

Led by Michael Bowen, College of Optometrists 

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16:30-16:45 Concluding remarks from organisers

The transformative potential of data and image analysis for eye care The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK